Dear Community Members,
Adolescence is a critical time period for developing healthy habits, especially for girls. Despite an overwhelming amount of research highlighting the importance of physical activity, there is a significant decline in activity levels for adolescent girls. With the support of Cairo American College (CAC), Girls Get Strong (GGS) was founded in 2016 to empower girls to be socially, emotionally, and physically healthy. After not hosting the event in 2021, I am excited to share that this year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 26th. I invite you to join us for a day of empowering girls in all aspects of their lives through connections with positive and inspiring community role models like yourself!
In the past, Girls Get Strong has welcomed experts in health, fitness, and athletics to lead workshops and fitness activities that empower CAC students and other students from various international school communities throughout Egypt. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is only open to our current CAC students and the ID-holding community. We envision this year’s event to draw upon the voices within our own community to advocate for what is necessary for our female students to succeed. By restricting this year’s event to our CAC community only, not only will it be easier to uphold our current mitigation measures, but it also allows a unique opportunity for students, parents, and faculty to lead workshops and activities throughout the event. More details about our COVID mitigation measures are to come, but we are committed to following the recommendations laid out in our manual and maximizing our time outside.
As someone who has had their life shaped by athletics, I am so thankful for the support our community has shown for this important cause. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss your involvement further. I look forward to having your support in delivering a safe and empowering event to our community.
If you would like to support this year’s event, please click on the link below and fill in the form.
Community volunteers provide critical support throughout the conference. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in supporting Girls Get Strong to get involved. Tasks for volunteers include: setting up, registration, assisting with activity transitions, and assisting with serving lunch.
Workshop facilitators will plan and coordinate a 45-minute workshop that targets students’ social, emotional, or physical well-being. All workshops should empower girls with the knowledge, confidence, strength, inspiration, and/or leadership skills to be healthy. Workshops will have approximately 15-20 girls.
Previous conferences featured workshops led by experts and professionals in education, medicine, nutrition, physiotherapy, psychology, and personal training.
Workshop topics included: gender bias, leadership, nutrition, perseverance, posture, self-image, and strength training.
Fitness leaders will plan and lead a 30-minute group exercise activity. Exercise activities should empower girls to be physically active. Workshops will have a maximum of 15 students, depending on the facility, equipment, and activity.
Previous conferences offered the following fitness classes: aerobics, agility ladder training, barre, body attack, body pump, Bollywood, circuit training, cheer aerobics, CrossFit, kettlebell training, meditation, TRX, yoga, and Zumba.
As a non-profit organization Girls Get Strong relies on its community members to support its mission of empowering girls to be physically, socially, and emotionally healthy. Financial assistance is needed to support the conference as well as provide attendees with conference memorabilia and a healthy lunch.